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Black Cat Bistro

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1602 Main St, Ste C, Cambria, CA 93428-3300
+1 805-927-1600
17:00 - 21:00
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Lambertville, New Jersey
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319 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 326 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In my research leading up to a blissful 10 day vacation in Cambria, three restaurants routinely seemed to pop up as the top of the top. I got to two of them. Black Cat Bistro was one, lovely, lovely ambience on a quiet night. Delicious food, tried a new-to-me Central Coast wine (by the glass mind you) that I can’t... More 

Thank Carolyn S
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small bistro in a former residence. In the main dining room is a cozy fireplace that makes it feel like the living room it probably once was. The food and wine were excellent. I had the scallops and my wife had the pork belly. We shared one of their exquisite desserts. We will be back.

Thank caseylyoung
Los Angeles, California
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just spent a 5 day long weekend in Cambria, and we LOVED the Black Cat restaurant - our favorite of all. My b.f. was on a mission to have duck 3 of the 4 nights we were there, and Black Cat was his favorite of all. Also, surprisingly, this was the only restaurant in Cambria we found which actually had... More 

Thank WestsideL
Bogota, Colombia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Black Cat Bistro- - -What a surprise. I walked in without a reservation on Saturday night and was expecting to wait. They had 1 small table available or bar seating and I chose the table. The restaurant was full of what I would describe as business couples, young people on a date and one couple from Europe. Everyone was enjoying... More 

Thank Fritz H
Chicago, Illinois
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218 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We only had wine and appetizers and they were great! The is cool little place that is low key looking on the outside and nicely unique inside. Our bartender / server was very helpful and nice to talk to. The menu looked great and we wished we had eaten there. My wife had the Pork Belly and I had Abalone...both... More 

Thank Alan S
Danville, California
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We had never been in Cambria, and saw the menu for this place. It looked interesting, so we tried it. Sat at the bar, and had wonderful, personal service from Sara. Watched the kitchen staff put out excellent food, well portioned and plated. We started with the Tuna Tartare appetizer, excellent sauces and very fresh tuna; my husband had the... More 

Thank AhisMom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Great dining in an old house, with lots of personality and charm. We shared an excellent salad, and I had the pasta special, while my DC had the salmon. Both were excellent. The waitress gave us a sample of the wine on special and that sold me on having a glass. What was really nice was that the wine was... More 

Thank lkelley00
San Rafael, California
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103 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Arrived early after walking the town. Very friendly and accommodating owner served drinks before opening. We decided to stay for dinner and weren't disappointed. Very innovative menu. Seafood appetizers and main courses (scallops, ahi tuna, salmon) were outstanding. Impeccable service. Cozy private home atmosphere. Nice job!

Thank GoGlobalMan
Camarillo, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Lovely old house, upscale dining, service was amazing! You are seated within the rooms of this old house! Wood floors so a little loud between tables, but such a lovely setting is worth it. Just a note - not a full bar! Beer and Wine only.

Thank lauraA4821QS
Oakland, California
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121 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I thought I'd made a reservation on Open Table, but it turned out that was for a Black Cat Cafe in Ontario, Canada! They use Yelp, so be forewarned. However, when I called on a Friday night, they had a table for us. The space is charming, the food delicious. We had an ahi appetizer and a polenta with eggplant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1602 Main St, Ste C, Cambria, CA 93428-3300
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cambria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-927-1600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?